Blur Say Farewell to 2012 Olympics With What Was Possibly Their Final Concert
Blur helped London say farewell to the 2012 Olympic Summer Games Sunday night with a career-spanning set in the British capital that also may have been the final concert of the veteran Britpop act’s career. Blur were headliners of the 2012 Olympics’ Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert in London’s Hyde Park, a gig that also featured New Order, the Specials and Bombay Bicycle Club. It ran parallel to the official closing ceremony and held across town at the Olympic Stadium. Check out fan-shot footage of the show below.
Blur performed a total of 27 songs during their set, which included guest appearances from actor Phil Daniels, who reprised his role doing the ‘Parklife’ monologue, and comedian Harry Enfield, who was dressed up as a tea lady (whatever that is). They opened with the gender-bending ‘Girls and Boys’ and touched on everything from the anthemic ‘Song 2′ and gospel singalong ‘Tender’ to the apt ‘London Loves’ and ‘The Universal,’ which closed out the night. Frontman Damon Albarn has hinted that the show could very well be Blur’s last.
Watch Blur Perform ‘Girls and Boys’ at the 2012 Olympics’ Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert
Watch Blur Perform ‘Song 2′ at the Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert
Watch Blur Perform ‘Tender’ at the Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert
Watch Blur Perform ‘London Loves’ at the Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert
Watch Blur Perform ‘The Universal’ at the Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert